Danau Sentarum

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 80,000 ha

Burung Indonesia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2004 not assessed high not assessed
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Site description (2003 baseline)
Located in Kapuas Tengah and regarded as main priority for wetland protection (Scott & Poole 1989). Danau Sentarum is the second Ramsar site in Indonesia (D'Cruz & O'Gallaghan 1994). The area covers around 80000 ha which consist of lakes and floodplains. This area is very important for hydrology system of Kapuas.

Key biodiversity
Breeding colony of waterbirds, and there are records of Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi from this area. Stork family is difficult to find in this area. Follow-up survey is needed in the lowland forest and slope forest. The threatened White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni, probably lives in this area (van Balen personal communication in Sozer & van der Heijden 1997).

Non-bird biodiversity: Hylobates muelleri, Nasalis larvatus, Pongo pygmaeus, Helarctos malayanus, Aonyx cinerea, Neofelis nebulosa, Crocodylus porosus, Tomistoma schlegelii, Scleropages formosus (Scott 1989, MacKinnon 1996, Wibowo & Suyatno 1998).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Danau Sentarum. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.